Job description

Autism Teaching Assistant
Location: Welton, East Riding of Yorkshire
Salary: £75 – £90 per day
Start Date: ASAP/Easter 2023

GSL Education Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire are seeking experienced Teaching Assistants specialising in Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) to work within a Special Needs School based in Welton, East Riding of Yorkshire starting from Easter term of 2023.
You will be working with Primary and Secondary aged pupils with Autism and Associated Needs, such as ADHD, Speech, Language and Communication Needs and Learning Difficulties.
This could be on a 1:1 or small group basis. You will be part of a supportive team, liaising with the relevant members of staff to ensure a safe and progressive learning environment is available to all students. 

As the ideal Autism Teaching Assistant, you should:

  • Have recent experience supporting children or adults with Autism.
  • Be knowledge of associated needs and behaviours linked to Autism.
  • Be trained in de-escalation, Team Teach, MAPA or NAPPI (this is not essential, but desirable).
  • Have a calm, nurturing, and patient persona. 
  • Have experience using PECs and Makaton to communicate with children or adults with speech, language, and communication needs.
  • Be a flexible education practitioner, who can adapt quickly to situations. 
  • Hold an Enhanced DBS registered to the Update Service, or be willing to have one processed via GSL Education.

In return, 
GSL Education will offer you:
  • A supportive and forward-thinking team of education professionals, within a Special Needs School.
  • The flexibility of full time or part time work, to suit your needs.
  • A dedicated Consultant who will support you throughout your placement and offer interview guidance where required.
  • The chance to gain a fixed term or permanent contract at a local Special Needs School.
  • Competitive daily rates of pay.
GSL Education is an independent and ethical recruitment provider, supporting schools in East Riding of Yorkshire with their recruitment needs.
Please be advised that this role requires a strong knowledge and understanding of safeguarding and child protection and that successful applicants must satisfy all background safer recruitment checks including an enhanced DBS on the update service. 
For more information or to apply for the position of Autism Teaching Assistant in Welton, please call Bekkie Barker at GSL Education and submit your up-to-date CV via the application link. Alternatively, please visit to apply online.